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The grounds at Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters Tournament, are a rare combination of botanical gardens, nature preserve and golf course. Churches can learn valuable insights from this innovative organization. […] Read More

Working toward a sustainable future will mean addressing the massive volume of electronic waste, or e-waste. It’s “the fastest-growing waste stream in the world,” a new report says. […] Read More

Views on the morality of gene editing vary widely based on its intended usage, a report found, with 60 percent saying it was morally acceptable to use gene editing to prevent an incurable or fatal disease. […] Read More

In 24/7-always-on work culture, it’s hard to find time to break away from work and rest. How do we make time for a true break from our labor? The Puritans put it in perspective. […] Read More

U.S. Protestants are increasingly using technology in their ministries, according to a LifeWay Research report released on Jan. 9. In 2017, 84 percent of Protestant pastors surveyed said that their churches maintained a website, a 6-point increase from 2010. The leading goals for these websites were to “provide information to potential visitors to our church” […] Read More

The advice we would give less than 10 years ago to parents wanting to protect their children was to put the family computer in the living room so that internet use could be easily monitored. Enter Steve Jobs and the rise of the smartphone, and this advice has been rendered obsolete. Digital technology is advancing […] Read More

A majority of U.S. adults don’t use the Internet to access spiritual or religious content, even though most believe the Internet exposes them to new perspectives. These are two findings in a Baylor University religion survey, “American Values, Mental Health and Using Technology in the Age of Trump,” which was released on Sept. 7. As […] Read More

What do you do with smartphones during youth group? Really, we could ask this question for all ages in the church, couldn’t we? For Generation Z (born between 1996 to 2014), they’ve always grown up being connected. They have no idea the pain of the screeches, squawks and slowness of the dial-up days. They’ve never […] Read More

One thing is for sure: For most of this country’s history, Christianity has been the dominant cultural force. From the engine behind social service outreaches to the founding of our greatest educational institutions and hospitals, to prayers before government sessions and sporting events, the Christian faith has made an indelible mark on our society – […] Read More

Information overload: You’ve experienced it, I’ve experienced it, and we all know it isn’t healthy. Constant updates. 24/7 cable news. Alerts on our smartphones. Text messages that scream for immediate attention. Endless Pinterest boards. Scrolling through social media newsfeeds. And scrolling. And scrolling. And scrolling. This mindless stimulation has developed our need for constant entertainment. […] Read More